Feb 23, 2024

Bus Operations Specialist

  • TrulyHired
  • Staunton, VA 24401, USA

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Staunton City Schools is seeking applications for a Bus Operations Specialist position effective immediately.

POST OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, employment reference check, and receipt of the Child Abuse and Neglect Training Certificate.

Hiring Range: $39,000-50,585 DOQ/DOE.

12-month position.

Full Benefits Package

Posting: Open Until Filled

Staunton City Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and is fully committed to the principles and practices of equal employment.

STAUNTON CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Bus Operations Specialist

LOCATION: Transportation

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Director of Operations/Coordinator of Transportation

GRADE/RANK: 2412

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

The Bus Operations Specialists repairs, overhauls, and inspects school buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles. This position is designated as "Essential Personnel", which requires that employees report to their job site during emergency situations, such as snow, inclement weather, or other emergency situations, unless otherwise indicated by the Director of Operations. On an as needed basis, the Bus Operations Specialist will be required to drive students to and from school in a safe, efficient, and economical manner, and to extracurricular events on a non-regular basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
  • Examines vehicles and discusses with Supervisor of Transportation nature and extent of damage of malfunction;
  • Plans work procedure, using charts, technical manuals, and experience;
  • Makes all types of repairs related to school buses and fleet vehicles;
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area;
  • Observes and promotes safe work practices and procedures;
  • Uses and wears safety and protective equipment;
  • Attends inservice training to develop and improve knowledge and skills of a proficient mechanic;
  • Adheres to proper cleaning methods, storage, proper care, and disposal of equipment and supplies;
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities;
  • Reports all accidents and/or potential hazards to the Supervisor of Transportation immediately, or as soon as reasonably possible;
  • Complies with and supports school and division regulations and policies;
  • Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities;
  • Performs 45-day inspections of all buses and;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations and/or the Coordinator of Transportation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and have the ability to get along well with others.
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Endorsement of Master School Bus Technician preferred or making positive progress towards earning said endorsement.
  • Must have basic skills and knowledge of diagnostic testing equipment.
  • Must have State Inspection License (or within six months of hire date).
QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school preferred and must possess experience as a successful service station attendant or equivalent. Possess a valid Virginia Commercial Driver's License with School Bus, Passenger Bus and Combination Vehicle Endorsements. Evidence of prior successful experience as a journeyman automobile and/or truck fleet mechanic, and qualify for annual certification as an official inspection mechanic by the Virginia Department of State Police is required or obtained in 12-months of hire.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidate must possess a valid Virginia Commercial Driver's License with Air Brake, School Bus, Passenger Bus and Combination Vehicle Endorsement. Candidate must possess good moral character.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and EVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Duties performed typically in, but not limited to the division bus garage, on buses on bus routes throughout the division. Frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting, up to approximately 50 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment weighing up to approximately 75 pounds may be required. Work is typically performed walking or standing. The environment also exposes the employee to potentially hazardous substances and possible road hazards. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for diagnosing and repairing mechanical problems; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards.

ADA:

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Bus Operations Specialist will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director of Operations and/or the Coordinator of Transportation. Staunton City Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of support staff personnel.

Approved by: Director of Operations and Chief Human Resources Officer

Date: 2023

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